Terms & Glossaries of Shipping and Trading

Captive Cargo Port

Captive cargo port means that the majority of a port's inbound freight is being transported short distances and the majority of its exported freight comes from areas close in proximity.

What is Captive Cargo Port?

A port is called a captive cargo port when most of a port's inbound cargoes are being shipped short distances and most of its export products come from nearby areas. (Contrast with a transit port.)